Polycom CX Series of Microsoft Lync Optimized IP Phones Now Available on the GSA Schedule
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130213:nBw135438a U.S. Federal government agencies can empower employees and contractors to connect and collaborate in a secure, unified voice and video environment on the Lync platform with Polycom HERNDON, Va.--(Business Wire)-- Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that select solutions from the Polycom CX Series of IP phones, optimized for Microsoft Lync, are now available for Federal government agencies on the GSA Schedule, on the GS-35F-0511T GSA vehicle through EC America, Inc. The Polycom CX Series of IP phones takes the simplicity and familiarity of the Lync interface to government agencies to better and more securely connect their voice and collaboration platforms into one UC&C environment. Polycom`s Lync-optimized solutions simplify deployment, streamline communications, encourage collaboration, and lower total cost of ownership through native integration and plug-and-play functionality for easy deployment, management, and provisioning versus traditional PBX and IP PBX voice systems. "Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Lync are being adopted quickly by customers seeking cost savings and greater productivity," said Greg Myers, Vice President of Microsoft Federal Sales. "Polycom CX phones availability on the GSA Schedule makes it easier for our customers to order and benefit from a full unified communications solution. Polycom delivers innovative voice and video end points and infrastructure that deliver to customers a great Lync experience and value." "The Federal government is under increasing pressure to improve communication and collaboration, both within and between agencies, to streamline operations, reduce costs, and better serve citizens," said Tony D`Angelo, Vice President of Federal Operations, Polycom. "The Microsoft Lync environment is ideal for rapidly connecting employees and contractors across government agencies, and Polycom offers the broadest portfolio of Lync-optimized solutions, spanning desktop, common areas and conference rooms, and builds on its legacy of high-quality audio and conferencing by delivering the only conference phone designed for Lync." Federal government customers can now purchase the following Polycom CX Series of IP phones optimized for Microsoft Lync: * Polycom CX500 IP Desktop Phone: Ideal for common areas such as hallways, break rooms or lobbies * Polycom CX600 IP Desktop Phone: Mainstream IP desktop phone featuring Polycom HD Voice * Polycom CX3000 IP Conference Phone: The first and only conference phone optimized for Microsoft Lync About Polycom Public Sector Polycom's collaborative video and voice conferencing technologies securely extend the reach of government, education and healthcare services to improve performance and mission success so that Public Sector organizations can thrive in the 21st century. Public Sector organizations depend on Polycom to provide rich, interactive, collaboration solutions that impact all facets of government, education and healthcare so information can be shared, decisions accelerated, and services delivered when and where they are needed most. Polycom's interoperable solutions address the major certifications, security requirements and regulations required to service Public Sector organizations, including FIPS 140-2 validation, IPv6 and Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certifications, FDA Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) Class 1 and Embedded Encryption Enabling HIPAA Compliance. About Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. NOTE: The product plans, specifications, and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Polycom reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products and related specifications referenced herein are not guaranteed and will be delivered on a when and if available basis. © 2013 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom`s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Polycom, Inc. Ryan Batty, +1 (408) 586-4467 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2013
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